Breinton Court, Breinton, Herefordshire + cottage
Guide Price - £1,350,000 Sold - Subject To Contract
In a highly sought-after location, a substantial and very comfortable Victorian house set in delightful gardens and grounds of just over 10 acres, with ancillary accommodation, enchanting woodland walks, and approximately 150 yards of single bank fishing.
- Superb detached house
- Offering ancillary accommodation
- Easily accessible to the city
- Lovely elevated views
- Fishing rights
- Riparian rights
- Spacious living accommodation
- Pool and tennis court
- A relaxing place to live!
Notes and Comments:
Situation and Description
Peacefully located in the heart of the Wye valley, Breinton Court forms part of a small cluster of individual properties which, together with the church, form the centre of this popular village.
The house is positioned high above the River Wye and enjoys a stunning south westerly view whilst set in well-established gardens and land which provide privacy and protection. Although enjoying a peaceful setting, the house is not isolated with one of its big attractions being the close proximity of Hereford, which lies only a few minutes’ drive away. Here there are an extensive range of facilities including shops, leisure facilities, restaurants, an excellent choice of schools, a theatre and the historic Cathedral, which hosts the world famous Three Choir’s Festival. A main line train station provides access to London Paddington, with road links to the Midlands and south wales via the M50/A40 at Ross on Wye.
In the late 19th Century, Breinton Court was the home of the brewing magnate Henry Wadsworth who purchased the house in 1891. Using his considerable wealth, he set about greatly enlarging and remodeling the house and grounds and his initials can still be seen on parts of the property today.
Over the last 30 years Breinton Court has been the much-loved home of the current owners and due to retirement, they are offering someone else the opportunity to put their own stamp on this impressive house.
There are many original features including a grand staircase from the hall, a number of large windows which allow light to flood in, period fireplaces and much more. The principal reception rooms are ideal for entertaining and the house blends well with the outside space particularly from a large, covered terrace leading from the kitchen. The extensive second floor is self-contained which along with the adjoining two-bedroom cottage offers the potential for an excellent income, subject to any necessary approval.
Within the grounds there has been the addition of a heated outdoor swimming pool, and a hard tennis court, and a large paddock offers potential for a variety of uses. There are impressive views from a number of vantage points over the beautiful River Wye and the gardens and woodland sweep down to the river, passing carpets of wildflowers at different times of the year.
From the village lane a gated driveway sweeps up to the house where an imposing front door opens into an entrance lobby and then leads into a very impressive reception hall, with several period features including honey oak paneling, a herringbone floor and an oak fireplace. Doors at one end lead to the spacious and light drawing room, which has a triple aspect, including impressive large walk-in bay windows overlooking the gardens. A decorative open fireplace creates a warm focus for those colder evenings.
The dining room is again very spacious and has a dressed stone fireplace and direct access to the gardens. Next door, a smaller living room or snug creates a quieter space to relax and adjoins a very practical and well-planned kitchen with doors leading out to a covered terrace, ideal for al fresco dining. The ground floor accommodation is then well supported by utility space, a cloakroom, external storerooms and a cellar.
From the main reception room, a wide and impressive oak staircase gently rises to a large landing with enough space for a sofa and a good book. The master bedroom commands a superb outlook over the Wye Valley with a large walk-in bay and window seat, fitted wardrobes and a comfortable en suite bathroom. There are four further double bedrooms as well as a study or box room and an office or sixth bedroom, all of which are supported by a family bathroom On the second floor, a self-contained two-bedroom apartment creates potential for an income or would be ideal for extended family or teenagers. It is well organized with a sitting room and kitchen/ diner, a bathroom and cloakroom as well as attic rooms.
Adjoining Breinton Court at one end, a two-bedroom cottage offers independent living space, offering excellent potential to create a source of income.
The main gardens and grounds form a particular feature of this lovely house and extend to approximately 10 acres. There is extensive parking to the front and side of the house as well as covered storage space.
An outdoor heated swimming pool and sun terrace lie a short distance away, as does a tennis court, both of which could be ideal for the sporting enthusiast. The formal gardens make the most of the property’s location and these are laid predominantly to lawn, interspersed by a variety of trees, shrubs and floral borders. There is a feature ornamental pond and bridge to the front circled by the drive and decking to the rear, which creates a natural suntrap and lookout point over the river. The remaining expansive grounds are a delight to explore and, are divided into three distinct areas: the field is currently ideal for dog walking but could easily be fenced to create paddocks for horses and would accommodate a stable or field shelter, subject to any necessary approval. There is a woodland walk and the mature mixed woodland that sweeps down to the riverside, is a haven for all types of flora and fauna. Here, you find a natural picnic spot below the house where there have been sightings of otters, kingfishers and swans. In addition, for the keen fisherman, approximately 150 yards of single bank fishing offers the opportunity to catch salmon, trout, grayling, barbel, pike and chubb, which are all within a cast on one of the country’s best rivers. Pathways lead back up to the main gardens passing banks of flowers including snowdrops, bluebells, daffodils and cyclamen.
With all it has to offer, Breinton Court provides an all too rare opportunity to purchase a substantial property in a tucked away yet accessible location.
From Hereford take the main A438 in a westerly direction, signposted to Brecon, for approximately 1.5 miles. Shortly after passing the garden centre take a left hand turning into Breinton Lane. Continue for a further mile to the T junction and turn left, proceed past the village hall on your right and take the next right hand turn to Breinton Church. Continue down the hill and turn right at a sharp left-hand bend towards Breinton Court. Follow the main drive and pass through the gates and follow the drive to the house.
Services and Considerations
Mains water and electricity, private drainage and LPG fired central heating. Superfast broadband is currently being installed. It is not our company policy to test services and domestic appliances, so we cannot verify that they are in working order.
Any matters relating to rights of way should be checked with your solicitor or surveyor.
Council tax Breinton Court - band G = £3257.00
Council tax Keepers Cottage - band A = £1278.30.
EPC F and E.
Misrepresentation Act 1967
These particulars are believed to be correct but their accuracy is not guaranteed nor do they form part of any contract.